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85-year-old man charged with possessing moonshine

 BOONEVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Authorities say an 85-year-old Boonville man faces a charge of possession of moonshine.

The Mississippi Alcoholic Beverage Control and Prentiss County Sheriff's Office searched Ruben Walker Martin's property Sept. 29 and allegedly found 30 gallons of moonshine.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal said an illegal distillery was found on adjoining property along with 350 gallons of fermenting mash. The still and mash were destroyed at the scene.

Police say a tip led to the arrest.

Martin was charged with possession of intoxicating beverages in a dry county. A court date was set for Nov. 11. It wasn't immediately clear if he had hired a lawyer.

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